Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Sharon Fagan McDermott: The Book of Lesser Angers

presses each broken thing like an autumn leaf between pages where I watch the pace of disintegration, lacy residue.   Rain writes within it a sloppy welter—the neighbor shaking her … Continue reading

March 8, 2019 · 1 Comment

Deborah Bogen: Four Truths About Anesthesia

1/ Maybe this is how it is: as you fall asleep a small hole opens in the back of your head just above the neck where children love to be … Continue reading

December 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Carolyn Gregory: Under Wire

Dear little breast, you were badgered and harassed by needles and nuclear medicine, almost ready to fall off in shame   when you only carried yourself with dignity in the … Continue reading

September 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Molly Fisk: Cancer, again

this time a slow- growing rarity tracing delicate tendrils through kidney and liver, the lung’s sturdy wall, artery somewhere I can’t remember, though twice I’ve been told. How the mind … Continue reading

July 18, 2018 · 1 Comment

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